Average diesel price jumps nearly a dime

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, February 04, 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $4.022, an increase of 9.5 cents over last week and 16.6 cents above the same week last year.

The West Coast region less California saw the highest increase at 13 cents, with California reporting the highest average overall at $4.242. Diesel prices in the Rocky Mountain region were the lowest nationwide at $3.844.

The price of diesel as reported by EIA for each region is as follows:

  • U.S. – $4.022, up 9.5 cents
  • East Coast – $4.088, up 6.5 cents
  • New England – $4.237, up 5.6 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.165, up 5.9 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $4.001, up 7 cents
  • Midwest – $3.978, up 11.2 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.941, up 9.6 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.844, up 10.8 cents
  • West Coast – $4.166, up 11.7 cents
  • West Coast less California – $4.076, up 13 cents
  • California – $4.242, up 10.5 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $4.02, an increase of a penny overnight and a hike of 11.6 cents over this past Monday. Connecticut drivers paid the most for diesel at an average of $4.503, while Montana drivers registered the lowest at $3.533, nearly a dollar per gallon less.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $96.25, a decrease of $1.52 from Friday and an increase of 7 cents over Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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